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MORE NRA… plus How Inventors Can Cut Patent Costs


Why Even I Shouldn’t be an NRA Director The above was going to be my newsletter title, but we’ll get back to business after a couple of months of NRA Snafu news. Here’s a quick update: The reason I shouldn’t be a Director is probably exaggerated, but being a Director is good for business and  [...]

SAVE THE NRA: D-WAYNE THE SWAMP


Innocent until proven guilty – and I don’t have all the facts. But… fair or not, it’s time for Wayne to go.  The NRA is far too important to our nation, to our rights, and to our industry to risk its well-being and very existence simply for the sake of ensuring fair treatment of one  [...]

HOW TO FIX THE NRA


I might actually have been a gun rights nut before I was a true gun nut.  Before I became part of this industry in 2002, I had been the lead plaintiff and a legal strategist on a concealed carry civil rights case in Oregon that achieved a partial victory even with hostile judges.  I got  [...]

HOW TO PROTECT “COOL”…


HOW TO PROTECT “COOL” TWO FAMILIAR WAYS TO PROTECT PRODUCT DESIGNS, PLUS A THIRD WAY YOU’VE NEVER HEARD OF AND CAN UNDOUBTEDLY AFFORD. Everyone wants a patent. It’s perfectly logical to want to protect a new product.  Technical innovations help set you apart in a crowded marketplace and a patent prevents anyone else from offering  [...]

SHOT 2019 – HOW TO HEALTHILY HANDLE HUNDREDS OF HANDSHAKES?


I’ll report on the health effects and proposals for the future, later in this issue.  Meanwhile, for SHOT Show number 18, I continued a more relaxed approach I started last year.  Instead of worrying about visiting every client, friend, and lead I possibly could, I focused on simply having a good show, and making each  [...]

A PEEK INSIDE MY SECRET PATENT PENDING FILES


The thing I love best about my work is all the cool secrets I get to learn.  The thing I like least is that I have to keep them secret.  This month is an exception, where a number of my clients have decided to let me reveal the secrets of their pending patent applications, possibly  [...]